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Raytheon awarded $240 million for Aegis production


Arleigh Burke class of destroyers

TEWKSBURY, MASSACHUSETTES (BNS): The US Navy has awarded Raytheon $240 million for production and delivery of critical components of the Aegis weapons system for the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers.

Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will provide production, engineering and support services for four ship sets of the AN/SPY-1D(V) transmitter group and MK99 Mod 8 Fire Control System.

The radar and fire control system equipment is essential to the Aegis weapon system's ability to track and defend against multiple threats, including planes and missiles.

Raytheon's AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control System have been in continual production for 30 years as part of the US Navy's Aegis shipbuilding program.

The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently installed in the US Navy's fleet of Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, as well as in Japanese Kongo-class destroyers and Spanish F100-class frigates, a Raytheon release said.

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